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I’ll hold you accountable, Oyo gov warns perm secs

Seyi Makinde, Oyo state governor.
Seyi Makinde, Oyo state governor.

Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde yesterday said he would hold all the permanent secretaries in the state accountable for expenditures of their ministries.

He said this after forwarding the Oyo State Anti-Corruption Bill 2019 to the House of Assembly, noting that his decision to set up an anti-graft body was in fulfilment of his campaign promise.

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He restated his resolve to waive his immunity to appear before the anti-corruption agency if found wanting in any way.

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The governor, in a statement by the Chief Press Secretary, Taiwo Adisa, said: “The Permanent Secretaries are here, you are the purse keeper for the ministries and the ones responsible for all the spending, of course, the commissioners would soon be here but they are not the ones to account for the spending in your various ministries. Of course, they will give instructions and try to help me run the affairs of government to the extent of our promises to the people and also the agenda of our government.

“But we will hold each and every one of you accountable for the ministries that are been administered by you and I also want to be held accountable by anyone here. I am working from the standpoint here that nothing, absolutely nothing is hidden in this whole case.”

 

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